Mesa Police Unveil New Uniform Patch
March 11, 2008
One part of a police uniform that is very recognizable is the
shoulder patch. For years, the Mesa Police Department has been
recognized for its gold-colored patch. As of March 1, 2008, the
design and color of the Mesa Police Department shoulder patch
The patch color has changed to dark blue and silver. The wording
order on the patch has changed as well. The basic shape of the
patch has remained the same. The recently retired gold patch has
been displayed on Mesa Police uniforms since 1978. The design of
the gold patch was based on a 1960 City of Mesa logo. One reason
for the patch change was to display colors that did not stand
out in tactical situations.
Officers will have until March 1, 2009 to transition to the new
shoulder patch. Officers will purchase the patches from the
police department or various uniform stores throughout the
Valley. Along with the patch change, the metal name tags on
uniforms will transition to a silver or nickel color to match
the new patch. The gold outline on service stripe patches and
supervisor patches will also change to silver.
We recognize the historical value of the gold Mesa Police patch
and we have displayed it with proud tradition. We will display
the new patch with the same pride and dignity.